Brake Pads Wear

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Greenman
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Brake Pads Wear

Post by Greenman » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:39 am

Had my first service yesterday. I have only done 1,640 miles. I received a video report this morning which says the brake pads are 40% worn. I'm not pleased.
Mike R
Niro 2 Black [no additional driving aids] Since 1 Sept 2016
Previously: Sportage KX2awd on11 plate

Ritz
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Re: Brake Pads Wear

Post by Ritz » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:28 am

1,640 miles??
That wear doesn't sound right, sounds to me like a standard first service response my the mechanic without actually really measuring.

Greenman
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Re: Brake Pads Wear

Post by Greenman » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:57 am

That might be possible, but my experience with Kia has been more 'precise' than that, and it was not my experience with the Sportage. Now if it was VW I'd expect some guesstimates.
Mike R
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Previously: Sportage KX2awd on11 plate

JimT
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Re: Brake Pads Wear

Post by JimT » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:50 pm

That's some seriously heavy braking wear. If standard service intervals are 10k miles then I would expect pads to last at least that distance. I average 13k miles/year and never had to replace pads between services. With other manufacturers the service interval is 20k - replacing pads 5 times in that period would seem excessive.
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Citroen C3 Picasso (auto)
Renault grand scenic 1.5dci on 17" wheels (awful)

Bigtone1965
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Re: Brake Pads Wear

Post by Bigtone1965 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:37 pm

Omg
Never heard anything like that before
My brakes as a rule last 40k plus.
And reports say the niro should last longer as you can slow down with out touching the brakes i.e. Power back to battery's
Was trying to find a long term test in the USA I see
When I was on holiday 38k plus and no problem with brakeware

Ritz
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Re: Brake Pads Wear

Post by Ritz » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:19 pm

Remember it's not Kia it's dealership mechanic who's ticking boxes.

h2onorth
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Re: Brake Pads Wear

Post by h2onorth » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:29 am

Hi Greenman. Just seen your post and am very surprised. Assume your regeneration is working ok?. Everyone has said , is expecting less brake wear not more but of course the first services are only coming through now.
Have you actually measured the pads yourself. I would be tempted to take a wheel off and look. I am sure one of the forum can tell us new pad dimensions. h2onorth

JimT
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Re: Brake Pads Wear

Post by JimT » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:28 pm

I wonder if the mechanic misread the mileage and 16,400 would represent about 40% wear?
Now: niro 2 (red)
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Renault grand scenic 1.5dci on 17" wheels (awful)

Greenman
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Re: Brake Pads Wear

Post by Greenman » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:26 am

I'm waiting to hear what others find on their first services. Either it is a technician just completing a report without thinking or there is a problem.
Mike R
Niro 2 Black [no additional driving aids] Since 1 Sept 2016
Previously: Sportage KX2awd on11 plate

Shaun
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Re: Brake Pads Wear

Post by Shaun » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:40 am

First service last week. 10030 miles. Front pads reported at 10% worn.

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